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by cheese-loving people around the world, but the farmers asked us to mention it. luke: enjoy tillamook cheese. dale: eat all you want. luke: we make tons. >> now at eight: we're learning more about what lynne spalding was wearing when she was found dead in the stairwell at san francisco general. tonight: it's leading to more tough questions from her loved ones. new details about caregivers in castro valley accused of closing their doors. and leaving patients behind. now, there's another side to this sick story. >> winter is more than a month away -- but try telling that to people in the sierra. you're sharing your snow pictures with us. and we'll show you how long it's going to last. >> it's the high-profile trial of a teen accused of attempted murder and more. and today, a food network star showed up to testify against him. >> and things aren't so "tweet" for potus. what happened when his staff sent out a message this morning.
(male announcer) this is the bay area news station. kron 4 news starts now. >> catherine: new tonight at 8 - the investigation into the discovery of a woman's body in a stairwell at san francisco general. kron 4's justine waldman has new information on what lynne spalding was wearing when her body was found --- two and a half weeks after she was reported missing. >> "this is not just negligence. this is gross negligence." >> reporter: the attorney for lynne spalding's family tells kron 4 news. the 57-year old mother of two. was not wearing a hospital gown when officials found her body. he shared with me new information he just learned from sf general. about what spalding was wearing when officials discovered her in the stairwell. >> "that she was dressed in her own clothes and her purse was near her body." >> reporter: attorney haig harris says. she also left some personal belongings behind >> "her cell phone left in
her room. it was on her bed with a sheet or blanket over it." >> reporter: missing posters the family put up near the hospital say she was last seen wearing blue jeans, black boots and a black sweatshirt. with the words "san embroidered on it. it is unclear now if that is what she was wearing at the time of her death. it is clear to harris, spalding never left the hospital alive. >> "everything that i have heard so far and logic tells you lynne spalding was there. the entire time she was missing? i think so." >> reporter: the family is also shocked someone wearing a name tag at the hospitalmight have seen her suffering in the stairwell and told a senior staff member. >> "he said words to the effect. there is a person lying between the 3rd and 4th floors." >> reporter: harris questions if the sheriff's office ever did a complete searchafter the hospital made 4 different requests to help locate her. >> "i don't know where they looked, but i can't believe if they searched the stairwell that they
wouldn't have found this woman. >> reporter: mr. harris expects to hear from the sheriff's office this week. about when searches for lynne took place. and where they happened. he is hoping to speak with sheriff ross mirkarimi directly. >> catherine: how are lynne's children doing? >> reporter: she has a teenaged son and daughter. the lawyer told me. the son is devestated. and the daughter. in his mind. is feeling guilty that she brought her mother to sf general.and she didn't come back. there are still a lot of questions. >> catherine: thank you , justin waldman. the investigation continues tonight into a possible case of elderly abuse in castro valley. authorities say that numerous patients may have been abandoned when their care facility closed down last week. those patients have since
been moved to other locations. kron 4's charles clifford is live in alameda county with an update. charles, do we know where the these people have been moved to? >> reporter: this facility remains closed and we believe that all of the patients have been taken to local hospitals. over the weekend, the alameda county sheriff's deparment says they removed 14 residents from the valley springs manner care facility because as of last thursday, the facility's operating license had been temporarily suspended by the state. the sheriffs department also said the patients were not being properly cared for and that the 3 person staff was overwhelmed. >> how could somebody do that? these are human lives. >> reporter: on monday afternoon, i spoke on the phone with an attorney representing the owners of valley springs. he says that they were in the process of finding all of the residents new places to stay. he claims that last week the owners had moved 16 people to new locations and that last weekend only 11.. not
14... patients remained here at valley springs the attorney also says they were still trying to find those remaining residents places to live and that the appropriate number of employees, 2 caregivers and a cook, were left to manage the facility over the weekend. are >> there are still a lot of questions. and with the state inland local levels in the attorney i spoke with. the owners are appealing the suspension of the operating license. in castro valley, charles clifford, kron 4 news. >> catherine: this is the photo of the woman accused of driving drunk and hitting and killing two pedestrians in menlo park friday. 54-year-old marjorie reitzell, of redwood city, is charged with two felony counts of manslaughter and two counts of driving under the influence. she's still getting medical care - and was not in court for her arraignment today. prosecutors say her blood- alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
>> we know that from the context that people had and what we have found in the car will be preliminary blood alcohol level and we know that is well over .15 and this is not an issue".in the case". >> catherine: there's a memorial near the scene of the accident. the couple killed are 50- year-old balbir singh and his wife, 45-year-old kamal singh - of menlo park. if convicted, reitzell faces up to 15 years in prison. the d-a says she's still on probation from a 2012 d.u.i. conviction. >> new information on the sonoma county deputy who shot and killed 13-year old andy lopez last week in santa rosa. the deputy is 48-year-old erick gelhaus. he's a 24-year veteran of the sheriff's office - and is a field training officer and firearms instructor. he and another deputy were on patrol when they spotted lopez with
what turned out to be a replica ak-47. several agencies are investigating - including the f.b.i. community leaders are planning a march tomorrow in santa rosa to demand more information. >> a 3-alarm fire in san francisco's mission district damaged four buildings and forced evacuations today. it broke out today in a 2- story building on valencia street. the fire spread to other buildings - including a pilates studio. because the buildings are so closely packed together here, when firefighters arrived -- the fire was upgraded to three alarms almost immediately. they called a three alarm. >> we had approximately 100 fire fighters on scene here. they were able to prevent it from spreading any further than the buildings on either side and the one behind it >> catherine: no one was injured.but half a dozen people had to be evacuated from the buildings. crews put the fire out around 2 pm.
>> windy weather did some major damage in the bay area overnight. this is a home in danville -- now red-tagged as unsafe after a huge redwood came crashing down on the roof sunday. the tree also took out a fence on the side of the house. and in antioch. a close call. the wind brought down a huge tree in the backyard of a home on 6th street landing on top of a bedroom. a man inside was scratched by the tree branch. he says if he'd been sitting just a directionthe branch would have landed right on top of him. so what can we expect for tomorrow? kron 4 chief meteorologist jacqueline bennett is live in our weather center. tracking the conditions. jacqueline? >> jacqueline: catherine, it is going to be calmer we can see the peak when the gusting readings. with the
wind-gust readings right now. 51 earlier. and 30's in livermore. right now, the wind is not as strong still in the teen speeds in oakland. and under 10 m.p.h. at this time, stills, some gusting in the teens but a far cry from what we have seen last night. temperatures? cooler. low 50s, bay-area wide. we will have some patchy fog and frost for the north bay it is going to be a chilly night tonight. with warmer weather on the way. we will take a look it your extended forecast and your halloween forecast, coming up. >> the snowfall for the sierras. some substantial snowfall over the weekend.
scott rates? >> reporter: this is exciting. and who really cold but it is gorgeous. it is such a cool thing. and quite cool. and you can see the big chunks of snowfall right off the ground. take a look at some video. when i first got appear at 5,000 ft.. the snow started at 3,500 ft. as i was driving along interstate 80. along the donner pass. these roadways, they are very icy. and you want to be very careful. and there are some areas were the c h p is requiring tire chain laws in effect. but it is gorgeous and still pretty to look at.
i spoke with some of the ski resorts and there are 10 in. at alpine meadows and they expected to rise as the snow continues. and pretty neat to see the first snowfall of the year. scott rates, kron 4 news. >> catherine: the 49ers and raiders were both victorious over the weekend. but one of the coaches is in hot water executive sports producer jason appelbaum is here - to show us what one of the raider's. assistant coaches did. it's probably something most coaches have wanted to do at one time or another.but raiders defensive coordinator jason tarver actually did it.and it was caught on camera. tarver flipped the
officials the bird not once but go along with some choice words during the third quarter of the raiders 21-18 win over the steelers now what we would have been talking about had tarver not stole the headlines was this: the longest run ever by a quarterback in nfl history terrelle pryor goes 93 yards game untouched to give oakland a 7-0 lead. it was also the longest play from scrimmage in raiders history the raiders hung on to win 21-18 and improve to 3-and- 4 .as for the niners.they are back from london after winning their fifth
straight game wembly stadium packed with 83-thousand fans as the nfl keeps trying to export its product. probably should have picked a better matchup. the winless jaguars the home team - at least on paper 49ers win 5th straight wembly stadium packed with 83-thousand fans.curiosity seekers.whatever you want to call them. the winless jaguars the home team - at least on paper this game was over the minute it startedjust a total mismatch the niners score touchdowns on long drives their first four possessions. colin kaepernick with two on the groundanother through the air 49ers win 42-10 imrove to 6-2 heading into their bye week. >> catherine: we will have more sports coming up with gary radnich. >> reporter: coming up the
latest with guy fieri >> catherine: also ahead at eight. the latest on a mother who is behind bars. you won't believe what she's accused to selling. and next. the obama administation is grappling with fresh revelations from the n-s-a spying scandal. what dianne feinstein is now calling for. >> condoms for kids? that story coming up at 8:30
new tonight at 8-- t s a is still--the nsa
this still under fire. >> we know that this has caused tensions in these relationships. these relationships are vital. >> the director of national intelligence will release more information. people testify and new tonight a senior administration says that the united states is considering ending these spy operations. the obama administation is deakubg wit more fall-out from the n-s-a spyingdianne feinstein is calling for a "total review" of all u.s. intelligence programs. a spanish newspaper says that the n-s-a collected answers - and has summoned the u-s ambassador to a meeting. the white house is not saying much.. >> "we're conducting a review. we are mindful that relationships. those relationships are vital to help keep americans safe"
>> catherine: director of national intelligence james clapper says he''ll release more information soon.and he's set to testify before a house committee tomorrow. >> oftwo tweets sent by president obama were hacked today. a group known as the 'syrian electronic army' is claiming responsibility. a tweet about immigration reform was supposed to send followers to a news article. but it was linked to a video montage of terror attacks. including 9-11.. the account, "@barackobama" is used by the president's organizing for action campaign. the hackers apparently include supporters ofand they've hacked other high- profile accounts and >> ofthe obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director peter lee. >> this is great, this is very clear for us to
be able to do or marketing. and if you want to wait until 2014? you will not get a penalty if you sign between open enrollment. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the president. >> we've had calls with the president.of millions of americans and we have had talks and he does care a lot about this working because we are changing the lives of millions of americans. >> so far covered california is processing about 125,000 applications. peter lee does say, when covered california did experience initial glitches in the launch, they were fixed in a matter of 48 hours, not weeks. in san francisco, vicki liviakis, kron 4 news. >> otis the season.a chill in the air.and a new flu
8:20pm cases steadily climb in the u-s. the centers for disease control is urging parents to get your kids vaccinated for the flu, even if they're otherwise healthy. a new report found that nearly half of kids who died from flu complications had no other medical conditions or risk factors for complications. researchers say about 830 children died from flu- related complications between 2004 and 2012. the c-d-c says children should start getting yearly flu shots at six months old. and google's flu tracker indicates cases have been on the rise the past couple of months. their map shows people are searching for flu information at moderate levels in several southern states.from florida to new mexico. illinois, minnesota all moderate.nevada also moderate. california.and the majority of states have low flu activity.
>> jacqueline: we can see the trees and sidewalks covered with sod walk o with snowfall. we are continuing to see snow and rain through the sierras it is still fairly widespread. the snowfall levels are about 5,000 ft.. half locally, we are not seeing much rain. cloud coverage from this storm system. it is over nevada. we are continuing to see some wraparound showers for the sierras. here is a look of stormtracker 4. just a couple of areas of rain which is great. let me track this and it is going to stay into the sierras. locally,
mainly clear skies. we will continue with this rain/snowfall mixture but it could be exclusively snowfall in the sierras leader. locally, we are going to see cooler skies with a frosted buys three in portions of the north bay. a frost--adviser rea advisory for the afternoon, and not much different with 60s and 50s near the coast. temperatures are going to be trending. which your halloween forecast, coming up later. we will talk about that, coming up. >> catherine: coming up.
the latest on a motheryou won't believe what she's accused of selling. r >> coming up the world series latest. and also, we >> coming up the world series latest. and also, we will have some and now, during the "sign then drive" sales event, you're closer to yours than ever. like the turbocharged tiguan the midsize passat or the 34 highway mpg jetta. and every new 2014 volkswagen comes with no-charge scheduled maintenance... ...all for practically just your signature. the "sign then drive" sales event is back. ...and it's never been easier to get a new volkswagen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on any new 2014 volkswagen. hurry, this offer ends october 31st.
>> new tonight at 8-- shock and outrage tonight in colombia. after the arrest of a 45- year-old colombian mother. charged with prostituting her daughters. authorities say she began selling them to men as soon as they turned 12. rafael romo reports. >> reporter: did you force your daughters into prostitution, a reporter asked. >> "no, my darling," the woman answered through tears. >> reporter: margarita zapata is a 45-year-old mother of 14 who police say did the unthinkable - selling the virginity of 12 daughters. it was one of those daughters who reported the woman to colombian police. the girl is now 16, but
police say her mother sold her to a man when she was 12. two years later she gave birth to a son. >> "as soon as her daughters turned 12 years old, this mother contacted men of means so that they would go to her house and there, for anywhere between 160 and 210 dollars, she gave them her daughters so that they would have sex with them. she would offer their virginity." >> reporter: a 51-year-old man was also arrested along with zapata. police say he fathered the baby boy with the girl who reported her mother to authorities. a girl who's now with a colombian child protection agency. >> (voice of translator) "this is a crime that according to colombian law is classified as rape of a 14-year-old. that's what the man faces. the woman, this mother, is facing charges of sexual exploitation and sexual trafficking for profit." >> reporter: at the catalina neighborhood in bogota, where the suspect and her children lived, residents expressed their disgust.
>> "this is something i would've never imagined. i still can't believe this case. this is one of those things in life that are unforgivable." >> reporter: "investigators say some of the older daughters, who were forced to drink alcohol and do drugs, ended up working as prostitutes and can't be found. of the woman's 14 children, three government's child protection agency -- the two youngest ones, an eleven-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl, as well as the 16-year-old who reported her mother to police." rafael romo, cnn, atlanta. of the woman's 14 children, custody. it was some of the children still ahead-- is supporting abstinence - a thing of the past? the national agency that says teenagerss should have access to condoms. our viewers weigh in. and stanley roberts catches dog owners behaving badly on the new bay bridge walkway. and next. a bay area teenager in court. accused of attempted murder and theft. the celebrity chef who showed up to testify against him. i love watching tv outside.
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>> there was a buzz at the marin county courthouse today. as celebrity t-v chef guy fieri showed up. he was there to testify against this teenager. who is accused of stealing his lamborghini. max wade is also accused of attempted murder. kron 4's j.r. stone was in court and has the story. been a 40, was surprised. >> 40, was surprised. >> reporter: celebrity food network host guy fieri talking about his quick court appearance as he testified against this man. max wade.the suspect prosecutors say stole fieri's 200- thousand dollar lamborghini in 2011. >> it was gone for 1.5 years and i would get phone calls all the time. my friends would call me all the time and believe it or not there is more than just one yellow
lamborghini. and my attorney would hear about it and it turns out that he was driving it. sot >> reporter: in fact prosecutors argue that wade stole the car partially because he wanted to impress a girl he was interested in. the prosecution says it was a quote, "mission impossible" type of theftthe kind you only see in the movies. fieri says he couldn't believe the news. >> i was in chicago show on a shoot and because the cameras were running. and i thought that somebody was messing with me. and i thought that it was just a bad joke but it was not a bad joke it was very surprising. sot >> reporter: in fact the prosecution argues that wade eventually tried to kill the girl he was interested in and the young man she was dating. as for fieri's car, he did have insurance on it and when it was recovered the insurance company was given the car. upsetting news to his son. >> my said that my little
son the says that are you going to go get the car? >> and i said no. and i will stick with something american. j.r. live as for the actual case. closing arguments were finished up on monday. jurors will get the case on tuesday and decide on numerous charges against max wade. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> catherine: new at eight tonight: condoms for kids. a new recommendation could make it easier for teenages to get and use condoms. grant is back.he's has the details.and reaction from both sides.grant? >> the american academy of pediatrics once more access for condoms as young as 13 years old. they say that abstinence is the best form of birth control. however, the academy also stresses that they will be sexually
active. and on facebook we ask you if you agree with the american academy of pediatrics. you can see what the results were. they did not need your approval. ... and finally, we are hearing from a parent. we are always looking for your input go to the facebook fan page. >> coming up, this is a sealed barricade on the new walkway but i bet you will not guess what i found on
the inside. on the next edition of people behaving badly.
(male announcer): here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. in san francisco. you could soon pay more for sodas and other sugary drinks. city supervisor scott weiner is proposing a new tax. tomorrow, he'll suggest a >> stanley: if you have time take a walk along the bay bridge trail you might notice a few things first off for the first mile and a half the only trash receptacle will be this don't trash california bag the second thing empty water bottles that litter the landscape, but the third the most bizzare are bag like this what are they? well lets just say they are not goodie bags, i know i will call them doggie bags, and not the type you might get from a restaurant did i just spoil you appetite? oh i'm sorry, maybe you might just want to step away from the table for the next few moments you see all up and down the newly designed path are doggie bags fill with . well you get the idea
but wait its gets better, or should i say worse based on the segment being called people behaving badly you see some people hsve gotten into the habit of playing hide and go seek with thiese safty barriers see its all coming together now isnt it the barriers are suppose to be sealed but if you look inside you might find water bottles and yes at one filled doggie bag you can't make this stuff up people! did i mention you can also find doggies bags in this safety barrel, yup nasty huh? the security officer deceided to step up and dispose of the garbage and ues there are some trash cans available but inconsiderate people would rather toss them over a fence you know there is a sign that reads pack it in back it out that means you dog waste too on the bay bridge trail stanley roberts kron 4 news
>> catherine: he's in trouble again.accused of throwing punches. but singer chris brown gets some good news after a court hearing. that's next. uz)ñ
>> catherine: chris brown's charge for punching a man was reduced to a misdemeanor today. the singer was in superior court in washington. brian todd has the latest. >> reporter: pandemonium as chris brown leaves court in dc. he acknowledges his fans with a peace sign, after being released by a court in washington with no bail. inside the court: a felony assault charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. brown pleaded not guilty. christopher brown committed no crime. we understand that his security acted to protect mr brown and his property, as he is authoritized to do under dc law. we are confident that mr brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing. >> reporter: brown was in washington to host this party at a nightclub saturday night. according to the police report, the victim isaac
parker tried to get into a photo being taken of brown and a female fan early sunday morning outside the w hotel in washington at that point, according to the police report, brown said "i'm not down with that gay - - - - - , "i feel like boxing". the victim told police that brown and his bodyguard punched him in the face. >> "the guy was not reacting you know, i didn't see him throwing any punches whatsoever. it was like why dis? >> he was hurt. seriously hurt. you know, he was - his shirt was full of blood. i'm talking about the nose. >> reporter: this arrest could have severe consequences for the popular grammy award-winning r-and-b singer. brown, who signed his first record deal at age 15is serving probation for felony domestic violence against singer rihanna -- from what happened on the eve of the grammy awards four years ago. her bruised and bloodied face, seen in this picture from tmz. his probation was revoked briefly this year, after a hit and run accident- when a woman said brown went quote- "ballistic" on her,
screaming at her, after rear-ending her car. he was given an additional thousand hours of community service. but probation rules from the rihanna case require brown to stay out of all legal trouble. what could happen now? >> "the new arrest, and potential new crime - even without a conviction, can trigger a violation of that probation. and the judge can, again, decide to send him to state prison for the duration of his probation." >> catherine: brown is scheduled to appear at a probation status hearing - november 25th. >> jacqueline: it has been >> jacqueline: it has been wend [ male announcer ] the founder of mercedes-benz once wrote something on a sheet of paper ♪ the challenge always accepted. and the calling forever answered.
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>> jacqueline: we will see some chilly conditions with upper 20s of the higher elevations. and near the coast, some low 40's in the sunnyvale. the wind is expected to be colder. the afternoon highs, it still going to be similar. but we are going to start to warm
up for the workweek. wednesday, thursday, friday. it will stay warmer for the afternoon and how about halloween? it looks like it will be clear and it largely on the mild side. and stay on the upper 50s and 60s everywhere else. >> the red sox and the everywhere else. >> the red sox and the cardinals and also, and now, during the "sign then drive" sales event, you're closer to yours than ever. like the turbocharged tiguan the midsize passat or the 34 highway mpg jetta. and every new 2014 volkswagen comes with no-charge scheduled maintenance... ...all for practically just your signature. the "sign then drive" sales event is back. ...and it's never been easier to get a new volkswagen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on any new 2014 volkswagen. hurry, this offer ends october 31st.
>> the red sox victory tonight. and as the old
saying goes, making one mistake. that holiday, the bottom of the fourth inning. with just one for cluster. the cardinals, tying it, and david frost. but david ross two-one = boston. that was it. and 3-1 the boston red sox will travel tomorrow and on wednesday could close out the world series. it is now3-2 the final score today was3-1 todaygood sunday for the raiders.a vicotry over pittsburgh.and a bird flip for national attention. and using profanity he issued an apology. the last
time the coach did this, it was in 2010, and there was a fine at $40,000. nonetheless, the raiders at 2-0. he did use the apology saying that it was the heat of the moment. and also, we're talking about this today with terrell pryor but every once in awhile it was really amazing with a 93 yds the longest scoring in scrimmage history. and by the quarterback in the n f l. >> he has done a better job of preparing himself earlier this week for what he is going to see on sunday. we have seen the results of that. if you give him the
metal processes and to understand what he is going to do out on the field you expect them to make place. >> the writers are now 3-4, the beat the pants burk just the pittsburgh steelers yesterday. were the 49ers that good.or jacksonvelle that bad.. frank gore even scored a couple of times and colin kaepernick. 42-10. and vernon davis loves london. >> awesome city, awesome city, very intrigued this year. looking forward to coming back i love this city. if i had an opportunity to move here i what? >>
>> my bodyguard, suggested that as soon as they find out in come tax is 50%. >> it is really high. >> and they just love arizona and florida. that is my pet peeve that all of these great baseball players. that we love it here, why do not stay here in the off season wide to go to a place where there is no state income tax. >> they were able to see the sights and london. >> catherine: but what else? >> if the income tax was check to%. >> again, thank you for telling me that. the income tax was -- it is expected to be at least 50% in london.
for income tax. and for the chance for them to be tied for first in st. louis. they could beat the ramps here is the entire game fourth-goal and there were not able to do it seattle 14-9. iseattle beat tonight. so there you go, what a night for st. louis. meriweather calls out marshall the redskins brandon meriweather was suspended for two games last week for hits on a couple of chicago bears including receiver brandon marshall marshall later said meriweather should be kicked out of the league due to his overagressive and dangerous play
meriweather responded by referring to marshall being arrested for domestic violence in 2007 despite eventually being cleared of all charges >>gary: if you see something like that, every once in awhile i guess the we are entitled but this guy. he was doing this pretty consistently. and he went after him twice and this was a football player. >> there were not surprised. >> correct. >> and i understand however, i was surprised on their reaction.
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narrator: in the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. in new york city, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit. these are their stories. are you sure you won't come up? i've got an early session tomorrow. and after last night, i'd better get some rest. good night. good night. ( gasping )